World history looks at history from a global perspective. Colonial history has its focus on the global expansion of the Western states as colonizers since the early modern times. Both fields of history are closely intertwined through the introduction of non-Western topics into previously Eurocentric historical research. This course provides an introduction into the theoretical as well as thematical field of world and colonial history. The focus is not only on mainstream colonial and world history but the students will be especially introduced to non-Western research and sources from a great variety of historical figures and researchers. Discussed topics are for example colonial and postcolonial theory, subaltern studies, race, whiteness, globalization as well as gender and cultural aspects. The course will be held in English. It is especially directed towards students, who wish to attain the bilingual teaching certificate but all other students who wish to improve their English in a relaxed atmosphere or are interested in the topic are warmly welcomed to join. The only requirement is the willingness to read and discuss in English.

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